The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
With 200,000 hardcover copies in print, this book has received worldwide attention. Kennedy explains how the various world powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.
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Size of Armies, 1690-1814 99 5. Size of Navies, 1689-1815 99 6. Relative
Shares of World Manufacturing Output, 1750-1900 149 7. Per Capita Levels of
Industrialization, 1750-1900 149 8. Military Personnel of the Powers, 1816-1880
In the same way, the later development of steam power and of the coal and metal
resources upon which it relied massively increased the relative power of certain
nations, and thereby decreased the relative power of others. Once their ...
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 Paul M. Kennedy.
Table 18. Relative Shares of World Manufacturing Output, 1880-1938" (percent).
The. Position. of. the. Powers,. 1885-1914. In the face of such unnervingly
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review